Sonia made a big life decision and returned to school in her thirties to become an occupational therapist. In 2003, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Laval University in Occupational Therapy. She is a member in good standing of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (ACE) as well as of the New Brunswick Association of Occupational Therapists (NBOT). Sonia is originally from Quebec City, she lived in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia for 7 years before coming to New Brunswick in 2012.
Sonia has professional experience in rehabilitation and has worked for several years with clients in long-term care centers. Having developed a particular interest in mental health, she worked with the clients of the Restigouche Hospital Center (CHR) for 6 years and then moved to the acute psychiatric clientele of the Campbellton Regional Hospital (HRC) until 2021.
In addition to her vast experience, she is the author of the book “Ce que j’avais de plus précieux“ published by Éditions de L'Apothéose in the summer of 2020. She describes the daily life of a parental alienation situation. She is an active member of the CAP (Carrefour aliénation parentale Québec) where she participates in support groups, as well as in the creation of awareness tools for this cause which is so dear to her heart.
Sonia is a passionate person who stands out with her personalized, client-centered approach. She supports and encourages people in their process of change so that they can become the best version of themselves and live a meaningful life. Her professional interests and her desire to support and help those facing life's challenges led her to join the Campbellton Mind at Peace team in June 2021.